Anonymous: Why do bad things happen to good people!?
because bad things draw you closer to God.
because bad things make you more grateful for the good.
because things are rough all over and life is rarely easy for anyone, good or bad.
because this world is dar-ul-amal, a place of action, and the akhirah is dar-ul-jaza’, the place where you’ll get the result of your actions.
because God wants you to have a specific rank in paradise, and sometimes He does that by giving you hardship in this world so you don’t have to suffer in the next.
because bad and good is sometimes only a matter of perspective [“you may dislike something which is good for you or like something which is bad for you; God knows and you do not.” 2:216]
because maybe it’s all about having faith in God through both the good and bad, trusting Him implicitly and relying on Him to always know what’s best for you in all circumstances.